One Race, One Truth

One of the most significant falsehoods perpetuated by the enemy within our generation pertains to the color of our skin. I want to remind you that there is no such thing as multiple races—neither white people nor black people. This concept has been propagated to promote division and control. In reality, there is only one race—the Human Race. Our skin tones vary based on the amount of melanin within us and the climates to which our ancestors adapted over different periods of time, as often elaborated upon by Ken Ham in great detail. If pride leads you to favor a color outside the human spectrum, try the paper test. Hold up a white printing paper or black construction paper and compare it in the mirror.

I pray that you remember this and that the Lord uses it as motivation to love, connect with, forgive, help, and minister to all others despite the differences in culture.  We should always stand united as one people under the guidance of the one true God. Do not allow the enemy to deceive you. I encourage you to watch the linked video below—it will bless and enlighten you.

Much Love

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#ChristFirst

United We Stand (All Races and People of The Body)

Dear Christian,

I understand that the world is lost and will engage with anyone about anything under the Sun/Son in a foolish manner. But I beg of you… please do not get caught up in the foolish arguments rooted in flesh and pride.

If you haven’t noticed, times are getting even crazier and the end could be closer than we think, though none of us know the day and hour. How we respond/engage will either speak for us or against us as we stand before the King of Glory Himself on Judgment Day. The truth is that we live in a world ruled by the prince of the air, and many times he often uses both real and staged events to distract the brethren and draw them from standing in the spirit to crawling through muck and mire in their flesh.

This is one of the reasons our nation is divided now. We have completely abandoned God and are easily allowing the enemy to manipulate and lead us into complete and utter destruction.

As a matter of fact, it is God’s desire that in these times we become an example and beacon of hope as to how God’s people and people in general should stand and respond. Just as Jesus said that His family are those that do His will, so are those of my true family. And the blood of Christ is thicker than any life-giving fluid in existence. Brothers and sisters who truly are in Christ, I love you, and there is nothing you can do about it. Though we may not agree on everything you are family and I don’t care what your ethnicity, race, or background is.

I know a lot is going on, and the enemy is actively advancing on many fronts, but remember… we have already won and should fight as such. I challenge those who are truly in the faith to even more look for opportunities to love on, befriend, help, and minister to someone who may have a different background or shade of brown than you. Our Lord didn’t avoid people because of cultural differences and neither should we.

My life is so much richer because of the beautiful diversity and gifts within the body of Christ and how they have impacted and empowered me. The reality is that if our community consists of various shades of beautiful brown, so should a good number of our churches and even our legit friendship circles. The type of friendships in which they eat at your table and break bread, like in the days our Savior walked the earth in the flesh.

A lot more could be said… But today, this is just a reminder to not get distracted or deceived, to seek God, to love people, forgive, and a challenge to be the counter-cultural Christians God has called us to be. There are enough people talking and walking that foolishness and living the life of a modern day zombie. Its time to actually carry out that faith walk and live like the Men and Women of God that our savior has called us to be.

Much love,

Black vs White? Naw…All in Christ

When crazy news breaks about a crime or murder, the first question of a Christian shouldn’t be, “Was he white or black?” This initial response can serve as an internal indicator of where our hearts truly are. Why not first be concerned with the state of their souls and everyone’s safety? The same type of thinking that idolizes a particular shade of brown skin reveals that we sometimes prioritize the image of people who resemble us over truth, justice, grace (in God’s sense), or the concerns that God wants us to have. It can become a form of idolatry that blinds us from perceiving things as God sees them and prevents us from being the light in the unique way He has called us to be.

There is nothing wrong with taking pride in people and cultures that are not inherently sinful. However, when our entire worldview and identity are wrapped up in these aspects, we drift away from putting Christ first and instead prioritize culture or other similar factors.

Christians, this is not a day to align ourselves with people, organizations, political parties, cultures, or any other entities solely due to familiarity, tradition, fear, power, the color of ones skin, or the like. When we made the decision to put our trust in Jesus and surrender to His leadership, it included letting go of all the flawed and backward thinking. Haven’t we learned by now that the anger of humans does not produce the righteousness of God? And that God’s ways are vastly different from the ways of the world?

Sometimes I intentionally listen, and at other times, I have failed by not speaking up when I should have. However, there have also been moments when I have succeeded in representing the Lord and His perspective. I highly encourage all Christians, regardless of their shades of brown (this includes white and black), not to remain silent when other Christians start slandering others solely based on their skin color. When they say things like “black people _____” or “white people _____,” this is our opportunity to remind them of who we are and of God’s way, which will bring genuine healing, the proper perspective and solutions. I once had a person tell me that all white people are evil. I immediately wondered what the interaction would be like if that person were locked in a room with someone of a different color but with the same mentality. It would probably be both funny and sad. Although I may not agree with everything MLK said or did, I do appreciate his dream whereby people would be judged by the content of their character rather than the color of their skin. Often, most individuals become the very things they despise. Remember that we will reap what we sow. If you convince yourself that others who do not share your same skin shade are evil, well, God will likely surround you with people who have the same mentality while pretending to like you. Or He could allow your own mind and thoughts to hold you back consciously or subconsciously from all sorts of progress, good, and Godly things.

Haven’t we learned that this type of engagement gets us nowhere? In fact, it only makes things worse. Let’s stop allowing the devil to use us by speaking death. God is capable of working miracles, but oftentimes, we are the ones preventing Him from doing so, both privately and publicly, due to our own partiality and idolatry.

Look, it’s time for a change. It’s time to stand with all of God’s people as our blood brothers, regardless of our respective shades of brown and past experiences. Together, we are a powerful force, and God desires to work through this authentic unity in Christ. If you haven’t noticed, the world is becoming much more darker, and this is precisely the type of division the enemy uses to divide, deceive, confuse, and distract the Church while he gains control over every aspect of life. We don’t have a white problem, black problem, or a political problem… we have a problem with all of humanity rebelling against God and whatever problems that exist that fall from that isn’t just a problem for one group of people, their all OUR problems. When we see things from His perspective, with His heart and His Word, we can effectively address justice properly, systemic partiality (racism), crime in communities, broken homes, addictions, border instability, debt instability, healthcare, globalism, the contamination of our food, water, and drugs, ungodly taxation, censorship/control, but most importantly, the saving of souls and the establishment of biblical discipleship. Salvation and biblical discipleship will bring about the true solutions to it all. And if, for some reason, God comes to call His church home, salvation, discipleship, and what we do for God in Christ will be the only things that truly matter.

Let’s not just talk like we follow Jesus… let’s be like Him and allow Him to freely transform every aspect of our being, and then let that transformation reverberate throughout the four corners of the earth.

If you are a serious and sincere Christian… you are closer to me than people who may share my same blood but don’t serve God. I don’t care what color you are. Jesus Himself told this to His own mother, and I stand with Him. When we pass away, He and His church will be the only ones standing.

Much Love

#ChristFirst

Don’t Play with Fire

Sometimes you just need to cut some things off. If you play with fire…you are guaranteed to get burned in time.
God will favor and reward you greatly for letting it go.

“And if your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell.” (Matthew 5:30)

“Can a man take fire in his bosom And his clothes not be burned? Or can a man walk on hot coals And his feet not be scorched?”
(Proverbs 6:27-28)

#CutItOff #TrustGod #DontPlayWithFire

Our Lives for Our Wives

Although honorable and necessary, laying down our lives for our wives isn’t always limited to taking a bullet or fighting off a physical threat. Often, the Lord will call us to do other practical things, such as, but not limited to, the following:

1. Denouncing and unsubscribing from sites and apps that depict women as sexual tools and appeal to the spirit of lust. (As I often mention, God led me to unfollow Christian fitness trainers on Instagram a few years ago after realizing the spirit of lust at work in my own heart over time…Also had a friend who had to get a dumb phone in order to completely cut himself off from specific temptations on his phone.) In other cases within the workplace, men take pride in sharing shameful images and such, of women. This is not a practice real men of God engage in. We stand for, protect, and honor all women as sisters and daughters, not shame, manipulate, demean, use, and dishonor them.

Be sure to protect and guard your heart proactively to protect your wife, family, and God’s will for you all. Specifically, we need to allow God to transform us so that they are the only women we think about from an intimate perspective. It is not only possible but necessary.

2. Cutting back on that hobby or job to spend intentional and uninterrupted time with your wife and family. This can be to talk, lead them in prayer/devotion, or just have fun family time. All are important.

3. Most importantly, make time to consistently seek the face of God. This can be in private devotion, joining a men’s group, and the like. Your personal relationship with God is the single most important relationship on the face of the earth. If this is good, all other things will be added and be in proper order also. If you don’t have proper order now, God will forge that path as we faithfully walk with and trust in Him as He transforms us. It doesn’t matter how smart or successful you think you are or aren’t. God often works the biggest miracles in the least of us.

Men, the world needs us. Let’s step up in private and public for the glory of God! ????????????

“Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her” (Ephesians 5:25)”

Samuel & The Cost of Child Neglect

Samuel was one of the great prophets of old, known for all kinds of signs, miracles, and wonders. But towards the end of his tenure, he allowed his sons to judge regions of Israel as well. Because of their thievery, partiality, and overall wickedness, the people of Israel were even more provoked to demand that they be given a king like all other nations around them.

Though Samuel was an amazing prophet and judge towards Israel, it’s highly probable that he neglected the most important ministry he had been called to, his family. Though Samuel did better than Eli, whose sons actually died from their disobedience, their actions affected the nation and the known world for generations to come.

God, help us to effectively disciple, exhort, and rear our children for your Kingdom’s sake. Let us not sacrifice our families on the altar of public ministry or our jobs/obligations due to us being overly busy. Help us to learn from Samuel and Eli. Let not our neglect bring about more evil opposition and difficulty in the future. Though we may not have seen it before, guide us in rearing and sharpening our arrows effectively so that they will be vessels of God used to bring about many victories and God’s Kingdom on earth as it is in Heaven.

Amen.

The name of his firstborn was Joel and the name of his second was Abijah, and they served at Beersheba.

But his sons did not follow his ways. They turned aside after dishonest gain and accepted bribes and perverted justice.

So all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah.

They said to him, “You are old, and your sons do not follow your ways; now appoint a king to lead us, such as all the other nations have.”

1st Samuel 8:2-5

The Fate of The Foreigner

The Fate of Those Who Die Without Hearing the Gospel of God

Many people have asked me about the fate of those who never hear the gospel and die, and are surprised when they find that there is an answer.

In Romans 2, Paul mentions the fact that those who know God and the Gospel will be judged accordingly, while those who have never heard the Gospel will be judged according to what they do know by nature.

First off, the Word states that people are without excuse for not knowing that God exists generally because anyone can look at what God has created around us and know He exists, if they are honest with themselves. Man didn’t create the animals, DNA, plants, the atmosphere, balance, the universe, and all within. It was clearly an intelligent design by an intelligent and very intentional Creator.

Next, those who may not have ever heard the gospel fundamentally have an understanding between right and wrong because God has literally set it within our hearts. With this set in place, all cultures around the world create their own rules with regard to murder, stealing, etc., and they break their own rules. They will be judged by what they know and understand if they have never heard the gospel. God meets us where we are, but He desires to teach us and lead us in all ways that His will can be done on earth as it is in Heaven through Jesus Christ. It’s one thing to be partially ignorant… God will meet you there… but it’s another thing to act like you’re ignorant and rebel against God and the Holy Spirit.

God sent the Holy Spirit to not only indwell the believer but also to convict the unbelievers of their sin and to show them their need for Jesus.

Don’t harden your heart; just seek Him, obey, and see what happens.

All who sin apart from the law will also perish apart from the law, and all who sin under the law will be judged by the law.  For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God’s sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous. (Indeed, when Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature things required by the law, they are a law for themselves, even though they do not have the law. They show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts sometimes accusing them and at other times even defending them.) (Romans 2:12-15)

He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. (Ecclesiastes 3:11)

For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood from His workmanship, so that men are without excuse. (Romans 1:20)

Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you. And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:

(John 16: 7-8)

More Money Won’t Solve It

Money answers all things, but it is not the answer to all things. People often try to solve every problem by throwing money at it when they become wealthy, but this does not solve all of their problems. In a similar way, many people believe that having more money will make everything better and solve all of their problems. Here’s a not-so-secret secret: money can only amplify your current state of being. If you are currently depressed, becoming rich will likely only make you more depressed. If you are stingy now, you will be rich and even more stingy later. If you are lost now, you will likely become rich and even more lost later. If you hardly make time for and make God the priority in your life now, He will likely be one of the last priorities in your life when you become wealthy.

As you can see, more money often just magnifies what you already are. Money cannot change your heart; only God can do that. If money has the potential to ruin you, know that He will not put more on you than what you can bear. Money is not inherently bad, but it can easily become an idol. Money may not be a wicked tool, but in the hands of a corrupt or wicked heart, it becomes the root of all kinds of evil.

A feast is made for laughter, wine makes life merry, and money is the answer for everything.

Ecclesiastes 10:19

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. (1st Timothy 6:10)

Worth The Wait

I can’t imagine life without my Godly wife. Her character, wisdom, patience, love for the Lord, and Love for me is unreal and uncommon. For those desiring Godly mates….Know that God’s best is worth the wait. Regardless of how old or young you think you are. God exists outside of time and will make up for anything the enemy may tempt you to think you have or will lose.

Its worth the wait. Focus on the Lord, the gift of singleness, and what He is calling you to now. Everything else will follow as God alone is your focus.

#HeWontLetYouMissIt!!

PS: And when u do find him or her….don’t allow room for the enemy, confusion, and destruction…..wait till your married. Till then she or he is your sister or brother in Christ and should be respected like your biological brother or sister…

#Worththewait

A wife of noble character who can find?

She is worth far more than rubies.

Her husband has full confidence in her

and lacks nothing of value.

(Proverbs 31:10-11)

He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the LORD,

(Proverbs 18:22)

Reconcile Don’t Gossip

Today, instead of reconciling relationships and seeking peace in the world, many professing Christians choose to gossip and stir up strife. On several occasions, I have witnessed people in the workplace having problems or concerns with others, but instead of talking to them about the misunderstanding, opportunity for growth, or legitimate issue, they vent to everyone else about it. Sometimes, it turns out that the offended person’s concern was a false idea that Satan used to create separation and disorder. All of that for nothing. I have been on both ends of this and realized how damaging it can be. Not only is this unbiblical, but it is also of an evil origin.

If you have a problem with a person, don’t gossip. Man or woman up in the Lord and go talk to that person in patience, honesty, and love. Remember, you reap what you sow, and most times we reap far worse. Follow God’s protocol, not Satan’s.

“If another believer sins against you, go privately and point out the offense. If the other person listens and confesses it, you have won that person back. But if you are unsuccessful, take one or two others with you and go back again, so that everything you say may be confirmed by two or three witnesses. If the person still refuses to listen, take your case to the church. Then if he or she won’t accept the church’s decision, treat that person as a pagan or a corrupt tax collector. (Matthew 18:15-16)

A perverse person spreads dissension, and a gossip separates the closest friends. (Proverbs 16:28)